At long last we get a female Guardian much to the disbelief of most of the shifters. When Rae is sent to train with Zander, a polar bear healer who is a complete lunatic, the mate bond shocks them both. Zander was such an interesting character and loved his interaction with Rae. The carry on with the sword was so humorous. Interesting twist with what is happening re the shifters and the Fae.